RM Auctions at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
Date & Time:
May 25, 2013
Villa Erba, Largo Luchino Visconti 4
Cernobbio, IT, IT
+44 20 7851 7070
9:00 pm CST
Event Type: Auction, Concours
Specialties: Antiques, European Classics, Exotics, Race Cars
RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returns to the spectacular Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como for its highly anticipated biennial sale during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend, May 25, 2013 in Cernobbio, Italy.
Following a record-setting debut performance in 2011, this year’s auction will lift the gavel on an elite, handpicked selection of 40 of the world’s finest automobiles. In keeping with the theme of the esteemed Concorso, entries represent the ultimate in elegance, sophistication, rarity, and provenance, with a strong emphasis on the world’s most admired automotive marques.
Early highlights for the exclusive evening sale include a wonderful and historically significant Ferrari 340/375MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta ‘Competizione’, one of only three works Ferraris produced in 1953 and driven in period by no less than three World Champion drivers: Alberto Ascari, Dr. Farina, and Mike Hawthorn. Also on offer, a Ferrari Classiche certified 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe; a 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM ‘Nuvolari’ Spider with fantastic period Mille Miglia race history; a magnificent 1905 FIAT 60HP Five-Passenger Touring by Quinby; a beautifully restored 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe; and a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Open Tourer that served as the official transport for the then Princess Elizabeth, during her state visit to Kenya in 1952. The sale will also cater to boating enthusiasts presenting the remarkable and historically significant 1960 Riva Tritone ‘Speciale’ Cadillac Powerboat, the only custom Riva ever built.
For full event details and a frequently updated list of entries, please visit rmauctions.com or call RM’s London office at +44 20 7851 7070.